Marge becomes a crusader against cartoon violence after watching The Itchy and Scratchy Show.

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Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Animator #1 / Smartline Announcer / Italian Artist (voice)
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Marge Simpson / Cartoon Squirrel (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / 'Porch Pals' Itchy / 'Porch Pals' Scratchy (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Scratchy / Animator #2 / Kent Brockman / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Commercial Voice (voice)
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Animator #3 / Reporter / Helen Lovejoy / Maude Flanders (voice)
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When Maggie attacks her father,Psycho-style with a mallet,Marge blames the violent TV cartoon series 'Itchy and Scratchy' and gets it banned. Children,released from the spell of constant television viewing,learn to play outdoors again. However when Marge refuses to condemn Michelangelo's David as obscene she is branded a hypocrite and the cartoon is restored. Written by don @ minifie-1

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20 December 1990 (USA)  »

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The long montage of the Kids of Springfield playing was directed by Bob Anderson and is making a satirical point by saying the opposite of what the writers believed. The segment was written by John Swartzwelder and the idea of using Beethoven's 6th Symphony was in the original script. James L. Brooks had wanted the episode to end with the montage, but the writers disagreed. See more »

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Homer Simpson: Twenty million women in the world and I had to marry Jane Fonda!
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Michael Camarillo is listed twice under "Background Cleanup" See more »

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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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Itchy & Scratchy Theme
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Written by Sam Simon
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Very Good Episode!
11 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The ninth episode in the second season of the Simpsons is a very good episode and has some funny jokes. There are two things I really like here. The first is the reference to Psycho. The very beginning is where that happens and the music and such is spot on. Secondly, I loved the satire on censorship. Censorship has been a big issue and it's nice to see the Simpsons poke fun at it.

In this episode, "Marge and Scratchy and Itchy," Maggie attacks Homer with a mallet and Marge blames the T.V show with Scratchy and Itchy and gets it banned much to the dismay of everyone.

Overall, this is a great episode. I liked how the episode centered on Marge for once and that's a nice change of pace. But once again, a very funny episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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